Commenting on his time on the show, Dennis Weaver said he deeply regrets making Chester limp. He didn’t know how much work it would take him to keep everything Chester was doing. When Dennis Weaver announced that he was leaving the show, it was director Andrew V.
Dennis Weaver, a Midwestern actor who played Chester’s deputy in Gunsmoke and a police cowboy hero in McCloud, has died at the age of 81. Weaver died Friday at his Ridgway, southwestern Colorado home from complications from cancer, his publicist Julian Myers said Monday.
Dennis Weaver, whose portrayal of assistant Chester Goode in the classic television western Gunsmoke made him a popular early-era friend, died Friday at his home in Ridgway, Colorado. He was 81 years old. The cause of him was complications from cancer, said Julian Myers, his press officer.
Amanda Blake, the actress who played Miss Kitty in the long-running TV series Gunsmoke, died of complications from AIDS and not, as a hospital and friends have reported, from cancer, according to her doctor. But she added: that’s not why she died.
The Gunsmoke cast actually drank beer, but the whiskey was tea or colored water. Marshall Trimble is the official historian of Arizona and vice president of the Wild West History Association.
|Like Miss Kitty Russell in Gunsmoke (1966)|
|Born||Beverly Louise Neill, February 20, 1929 Buffalo, New York, USA|
|Deceased||August 16, 1989 (age 60) Sacramento, California|
According to Trimble, the Dodge City Field Marshal was shot 56, fainted 29 times, was stabbed three times and poisoned once.
March 31, 1975
Janet Surtees M. 1978-2011
Joplin, Missouri, USA
Ridgway, Colorado, USA
The Frankenstein monster in the movies and Sam Noonan, the big leather bartender on the 11-year-old TV show Gunsmoke, died of cancer at a local hospital last night, he was 74.